Bisphenol A

The poison in plastics

Bisphenol A is most often referred to as BPA for short and it’s one of the more contentious chemicals in daily use by most people. It’s a chemical that’s widely used in food and beverage packaging to protect food from contamination and extend shelf life. It’s also used in a great many non-food products including most polycarbonate plastics.

So it may be in the frames and lenses of your spectacles, water and drink bottles, the plastic components of your car, many canned foods, food containers and even some clothing. Many believe that this hormone-disrupting industrial chemical poses greatest risk to pregnant women, infants and children. Because BPA acts in the human body (and animals) as an

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That Sugar Film

Sweet and deadly

Most of us have grown up to love sweet things even though it’s impossible to eat sugar by itself. But now in this new age of information, the advertisers and the corporations they represent encourage us to consume as much sugar as possible but on the other hand modern medicine is saying that sugar makes us fat, rots teeth, causes diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

What to believe?

In the early history of European sugar consumption, sugary foods and drinks became the new fad but sugar also fuelled industry or should we say trade and corporate greed? The plantations that grew sugar for European consumption were located in the Caribbean. The trading

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Tips for travellers

For any emergency, dial 111 for ambulance, fire or police.

New Zealand had over 90 million sheep back in the 1970s, but there are less than 1/2 this number today

While New Zealand does not have any snakes, lions & tigers, there are a number of things to watch out for.

Road Accidents

For the visitor to New Zealand, the biggest danger is to drive on the right hand side of the road. Increasingly more tourists are being seriously injured or killed in motor accidents, more.

The Sun

The New Zealand sun can burn very quickly. Due to the reduction of the ozone layer over the southern regions, the dangerous UV radiation is

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